Through July (and just a bit into August), Philperc's first reading group will work its way through David Roden's Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the edge of the Human. (See the previous post for links to today's reading).
Since its an online reading group, anyone can enter and exit at anytime and nobody should feel stressed or worried if they miss a week or need to drop out early because life or vacation or research calls. In short, everyone is welcome to participate for as long as they like and to the extent that they can. The comment sections for the post discussing each week's reading are wide open to all who wish to participate and will be the principal site of discussion and exchange. Various philpercs regulars and probably some guest bloggers will initiate each week's discussion with some overview, summary and critical comments and nudge the discussion as necessary. (NB: If you should like to be a guestblogger please email me at dgoldgaber at lsu dot edu and we can work it out).
This week we start slowly, going over the introduction and chapter one (to give everyone a chance to get their hands on the book). The reading schedule for the rest of the book is as follows (subject to whatever hazards a public reading group may encounter):
Once the channel is opened between two or more people, they can learn to exchange information with the same intimacy and virtuosity displayed by your own cerebal hemispheres. Think what this might do for hockey teams...!" (Churchalnd 1981, 88 quoted in Roden, 3).